Confessions of a Suzuki Mother

November 1, 2016, ASJ 45.1
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American Suzuki Journal 45.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 45.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2016 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Kirby Kay

Kirby Kay grew up with music education as an integral part of her family life. She graduated from the University of Illinois with her Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance in 2008 and found her true passion for teaching upon graduation. She has pursued training with such teachers as Doris Preucil, Alice Joy Lewis, Carol Dallinger, Vera McCoy-Sulentic, Nancy Jackson and Edmund Sprunger.

Kirby co-founded West County Strings (St. Louis) with her husband, Brad, in 2013 where they enjoy a thriving Suzuki program for violin and viola, after holding a position at the STL School of Music from 2008-2013. Her students hold leadership positions in the STL Youth Orchestra, and the Missouri All-State Orchestra. Kirby especially enjoys her time on faculty at summer Suzuki Institutes an Chamber Music Camps. She is a recurring featured soloist for the Town and Country Symphony, St. Charles Symphony, Kankakee Valley Symphony.

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